Memphis Depay is optimistic of joining Barcelona this January or at the end of the summer. The 27-year-old Holland international is out of contract this summer and will leave Lyon and join whatever clubs he feels can offer him a realistic chance of playing first team football and winning meaningful trophies.
According to Telegraph, Depay have signed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona who would’ve signed him had Ousame Dembele agreed to join Manchester United on a season loan deal.
Dembele will likely leave Barcelona this January cause Lyon will likely sell Depay to Barcelona than see him leave for free.
Lautaro Martinez has reportedly rejected Inter Milan’s contract extension as he aims to see out his remaining two year contract with the club. Martinez was reportedly keen to join Barcelona this summer and would’ve gone had Barcelona triggered his £110m release clause.
Disappointed with Inter Milan’s stand that Barcelona must pay his £110m in full rather than installments or add-ons, Martinez has now rejected the club’s bumper contract as he aims to leave at the end of this season or run out his remaining contract.